Montgomery County Business Alert!

On July 1, 2021, the minimum wage increases for employers in Montgomery County Maryland increases to:

  • $15 for employers with 51 or more employees,
  • $14 for employers with 50 or fewer employees, and
  • $13.50 for employers with 10 or fewer employees.

This is part of Bill 28-17 which was signed into legislation on November 17, 2017, and incrementally raises the minimum wage each year through 2023.

On July 1, 2022, the minimum wage will rise to $15 + CPI-W (Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers) for large employers, $14.50 for midsized employers, and $14 for small employers.

On July 1, 2023, the minimum wage will rise again. This time large employers will have the minimum wage increased annually by CPI-W (in addition to the $15 base), $15 for midsized employers and $14.50 for small employers.

Montgomery County based business owners must make sure that they are in compliance with these new increased rates to avoid costly employment disputes and litigation.

At JDKatz PC, we are happy to discuss how these new policies may affect you or your business. Please contact Elizabeth J. McInturff at (240) 743-5410 or